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Resources for the Needs of Your Life

    I've discovered some resources to help you and I hope you find them helpful

Many times it takes a bit of help from here, and a bit of help from there

to get on the right track and to stay there 

I want to help you get to, and stay on, a healthy course!  

Housing

Federal:           Federal Housing Administration          

Overview:       The Office of Housing provides housing through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration                                   (FHA) the largest mortgage insurer in the world, as well as regulates housing industry business.

Website:         https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/fhahistory

Email:              answers@hud.gov

Telephone:      (800) CALL-FHA (225-5342

 

State:              Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Overview:       The Michigan State Housing Development Authority partners to provide homes and preserve places for the people of Michigan.

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/

Email:             HIDMailbox@michigan.gov

Telephone:      517-373-8370

 

Midland:        The City of Midland Housing Authority

Overview:       The Housing Commission advises City staff and the City Manager regarding areas of the city where it is necessary to provide proper                                   sanitary housing facilities for families of low income and for the elimination of housing conditions that are detrimental to the public peace,                             health, safety, morals or welfare. 

Website:         https://www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/368/Housing-Commission

Email:             gmurschel@midland-mi.org

Telephone:     989-837-3374

 

Food

Federal:          United States Department of Agriculture

Overview:       The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age                             by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. W CSFP, USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating                               States and Indian Tribal Organizations.

Website:         https://www.fns.usda.gov/programs-and-services

Email:             j.siow@aclwic.org

Telephone:     202-727-1839

 

State:              Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Overview:       Good nutrition pays! The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child care facilities, to                                 serve nutritious meals and snacks. The CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it affordable for many                               families requiring child care. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children in care while                               promoting the development of good eating habits.

 

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-66254_25656---,00.html

Email:             CACFP @michigan.gov

Telephone:     1-800-942-1636

                                                                 

Midland:        Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network

Overview:       The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization established in 1983 as a                           cooperative effort of area churches and other organizations to provide food and supplies to people in Midland County who have emergency                         needs and are living near or below the Federal poverty level income guidelines.

Website:         http://midlandcountyefpn.org/

Email:             MCEFPN@Midland.gov

Telephone:     989- 486-9393

 

Clothing

Federal:           U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Overview:       The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive                             block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.  

Website:         https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/tanf

Email:             answers@dhh.go

Telephone:     Telephone is given after the form is completed.

 

State:              MichiganBenefits.Gov

Overview:       Only a Family Independence Specialist or Eligibility Specialist at the Department of Human Services (DHS) can accurately determine your                           family's eligibility for FIP. Ask for details when turning in a completed application at your local Department of Human Services (DHS) County                         Office.

 

Website:         https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1220

Email:             Form to fill out and they contact the inquirer

Telephone:     517-373-0707

 

Midland:        SALVATION ARMY -- MIDLAND COUNTY

Overview:      Client should inquire at Midland Area Homes and Caregiving Network first. If need cannot be met, Salvation Army may be able to provide a                          voucher to clients who have had a recent emergency such fire, flood, or recently moved to a stable address from a homeless shelter or                                prison. Accepted are written referrals from service agencies such as DHHS, CMH, and physicians.

 

Website:         http://salvationarmynorth.org/programs-that-help/basic-needs/

Email:             none listed

Telephone:     (989) 496-2787

 

 

Financial Assistance

Federal:      U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

 

Overview:       The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive                           block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.

 

Website:         https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/programs/tanf

Email:             Fill out the email form and they email in return.

Telephone:     1-877-696-6775​

 

State:              State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Overview:       Temporary cash assistance is available for eligible pregnant women and low-income families with minor children. Use MI Bridges to apply                           for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account.

 

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_5526---,00.html

Telephone:     (810) 787-7101

 

 

Midland:        SALVATION ARMY -- MIDLAND COUNTY

Overview:       Client should inquire at Midland Area Homes and Caregiving Network first. If need cannot be met, Salvation Army may be able to provide a                         voucher to clients who have had a recent emergency such fire, flood, or recently moved to a stable address from a homeless shelter or                               prison. Accepted are written referrals from service agencies such as DHHS, CMH, and physicians.

 

Website:         http://salvationarmynorth.org/programs-that-help/basic-needs/

Email:             Fill out the email form and they email in return.

Telephone:     (989) 496-2787

 

Healthcare

Federal:          Medicaid.gov

Overview:       Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults                           and people with disabilities. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements.  The program is funded jointly by states                         and the federal government.

 

Website:         https://www.medicaid.gov/

Email:             answers@medicaid.gov

Telephone:     Toll-Free: 877-267-2323

 

State:              State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Overview:       Health care coverage to help working people like you get healthy — at a cost that works in your budget.

 

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

Email:             HitchinghamJ@michigan.gov

Telephone:     989-724-6757

 

Midland:        Department of Health and Human Services

Overview:      The responsibility of public health is to protect and promote the health of communities through education, policy, and assessment. To be                              successful, public health departments need the support and action of private organizations and individuals. When we work together, we can                        build healthier communities and eventually achieve our goal of being the healthiest nation

 

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73970_5461_66818-287856--,00.html

Email:             Michiganhhsdept@michiganHHS

Telephone:     989-835-7040, Fax 989-835-7597

 

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Federal:          Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Overview:       The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and                                   Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact                           of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

 

Website:         https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help

Email:             Fill out the email form and they email in return.

Telephone:     877-SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727)

 

State:              Michigan Department of Health and Human Services    

Overview:       In need of treatment services for Substance Abuse or Gambling for you, a family member, or friend? Click the map for a local phone                                     number  to call for assistance.

 

Website:         https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/stateagencies

Email:             Fill out the email form and they email in return.

Telephone:     (517)-373-4700 

 

Midland:        Ten Sixteen Recovery Network Outpatient Counseling Services

Overview:       "At Ten16 Recovery Network, we are passionate about helping people live full lives; free from relying on alcohol and other drugs.  This is                             why we do everything that we do.  We know that when people, discontent in their present situation, are equipped to take the proven steps                           toward a better way of living that real change is possible.  Therefore, no matter how alcohol and other drugs are impacting a community or                           person's life, we will strive to have effective programs that activate positive change."

 

Website:         http://www.1016.org/

Email:             info@1016.org

Telephone:     989-631-0241

Mental Health

It's important to know all of the resources that can help you or your loved one find all of the help needed. SAMHSA is a good for networking help and services. I will help you with this process. No one should be without support. Getting the right services, at the right time, in the right location, and with proper financial support (insurance or scholarships), is so very important.

You will have my help and support as a counselor-friend. 

Federal:          https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Overview:       The Samhsa federal website is a place where interested parties can find links about behavioral health and information for help across the nation.

 

Website:         https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/faqs

Email:             No national email listed.

Telephone:     1-800-662-HELP (4357)

 

State:              Michigan 211

Overview:       Programs that provide a treatment-oriented living experience in a community-based facility for adults who have emotional disturbances and                         who, because of their disabilities, are unable to succeed in other placements, but who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.                             The service is geared to the specific needs of individual residents and their eventual return to the community as soon as their personal and                         social adjustment and development permit.

 

Website:          http://www.referweb.net/nemi/MatchList.aspx?c48640;Midland;24720;;N;0;62285;Ment
                        al%20Health%20and%20Substance%20Abuse;Mental%20Health%20Services;1777;Adult%20Residential%20Treatment%20Facilities

 

Email:             Per treatment center (see page)

Telephone:     Per treatment center (see page)

 

Midland:        Michigan 211

Overview:       Programs that provide a treatment-oriented living experience in a community-based facility for adults who have emotional disturbances and                         who, because of their disabilities, are unable to succeed in other placements, but who do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

Website:         http://www.referweb.net/nemi/MatchList.aspx? c48640;Midland;24720;;N;0;62285;Mental%20Health%20and%20Substance%20Abuse;

                       Mental%20Health%20Services;1777;Adult%20Residential%20Treatment%20Facilities

 

Email:             Per treatment center (see page)

Telephone:     Per treatment center (see page)

 

Marital/Relational Issues

I will help you with this process. No one should be without support. Your spouse might prefer a provider that can be found in the resources provided in this section. My goal is to help you get matched up with the best services that we can find; not to sell you on my counseling services. Getting the right services, at the right time, in the right location and with proper financial support (insurance or scholarships) is so very important.
You will have my help and support as a counselor-friend. 

Federal:          https://www.hhs.gov/programs/index.html

Overview:       It is the mission of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all                                       Americans. We fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health,                             and social services.

Website:         https://www.hhs.gov/about/index.html

Email:             “Sign up for contact emails”

Telephone:     Per program

 

State:              American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Michigan Division

Overview:       The Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) is a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family                               Therapy, the professional organization representing over 24,000 qualified marriage and family therapists in the United States, Canada, and                         abroad.

Website:         http://www.michiganfamilytherapy.org/

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Email:             mamftmi@yahoo.com  
Telephone:     (248) 763-6537(248) 763-6537


 

Midland:        Michigan 2-1-1

Overview:       Programs that provide emotional support, problem solving assistance, and guidance for one or both married or cohabiting partners who are                         having problems with their relationship and need assistance to identify the root of their difficulty and explore alternative resolutions with the                           objective of enhancing the relationship for both partners. Counseling may be available in a variety of settings and may include individual or                           group counseling for one or both of the partners, conjoint counseling and encounter-type experiences for groups of couples who are                                     experiencing marital problems and/or who want to enhance their marriages.

 

Website:         http://www.referweb.net/nemi/MatchList.aspx?k48640;;24720;30;F;0;0;Marriage%20Counseling;marriage%20counseling

Email:             Per agency in its listings

Telephone:     Per agency in its listings

 

Pregnancy

"Children are a gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is His reward." Psalm 127:3

Even if the pregnancy was not planned, you can know that God loves you and your children and He does provide through the help and services of these resources and many others.

God has His eye on you and your children. 

Federal:          Growing Family Benefits

Overview:       Financial assistance programs for women while pregnant run the gamut in the USA. The state where you work, income level, and projected                         due date determine eligibility. Some government-based sources are more familiar and already covered extensively by other websites. Find                           a brief summary of these subtopics, along with links to other sites with more detail.

Website:         https://www.growingfamilybenefits.com/financial-assistance-while-pregnant/

Email:             Fill out email form online and you will be contacted by the agency

Telephone:     Contact through email correspondence

 

State:              Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Overview:       The health of the entire population is addressed in addition to the health of individuals within the population.  Standardized, appropriate                                services are provided based on a beneficiary's needs and risks no matter the location within the state.

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mihp

Email:             JParrett@c mdhd.org

Telephone:     (989) 426- 9431 Ext: 1242 Contact person Janice Parrett

 

Midland:        Midland Pregnancy Resource Center                    

Overview:      Pregnant? Need Help? It can be difficult to tell if you're pregnant sometimes. PRC has medical professionals on standby to administer and                          analyze your free and confidential pregnancy

Website:         https://www.prcmm.org/

Email:             info@prcmidland.org

Telephone:     (989)835-1500           

 

Death/Hospice

Federal:          Department of Health and Human Services

Overview:       Many Americans die in facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes receiving care that is not consistent with their wishes. To make sure                               that doesn’t happen, older people need to know what their end-of-life care options are and state their preferences to their caregivers in                                 advance. We are here to help.

Website:         https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-are-palliative-care-and-hospice-care

Email:             No email listed. They have a form to fill out and they get back to you.

Telephone:     1-800-222-2225

 

State:              Michigan Department of Health and Human Services    

Overview:       Hospices must meet these standards.  These rights are protected under Michigan and federal law.

Website:         http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73971_7122_3183_4895-19878--,00.html

Email:             They have a form to fill out and they get back to you.

Telephone:     517-373-3740 for general information

 

Midland:        MidMichigan Home Care 

Overview:       MidMichigan Home Care supports terminally ill individuals by providing comfort and care during the final months of life. Hospice provide                               clinical management of pain and other symptoms to allow individuals to live as fully as possible. 

 

Website:         https://www.midmichigan.org/conditions-treatments/HomeCare/hospice-michigan/

 

Email:             No email listed. They have a form to fill out and they get back to you.

Telephone:     (989) 839-1773

 

Immigration/Naturalization Services

Federal:          U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Overview:       To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Below you will find a general description of the                             application process.

Website:         https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/apply-citizenship

Email:             Submit an online form and they get back to you.

Telephone:     877-709-5797 or 800-375-5283

 

State:              U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Michigan-Detroit Field Office

Overview:       To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Below you will find a general description of the                             application process.

 

Website:         https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices/michigan-detroit-field-office

 

Email:             Submit an online form and they get back to you.

Telephone:     (800) 375-5283

 

Midland:        U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Michigan-Detroit Field Office

Overview:       To apply for naturalization, you will need to file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Below you will find a general description of the                             application process.

Website:         https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices/michigan-detroit-field-office

 

Email:             Submit an online form and they get back to you.

Telephone:     (800) 375-5283

 

Legal Services

Federal:         Legal Services Corporation, America’s Partner for Equal Justice

Overview:      Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid                        to low-income Americans. LSC promotes equal access to justice by providing funding to 133 independent non-profit legal aid programs in                            every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. LSC grantees serve thousands of low-income individuals, children, families,                                  seniors, and veterans in 813 offices in every congressional district.

 

Website:         https://www.lsc.gov/

Email:             Submit an online form and they get back to you.

Telephone:     T: 202-295-1500, F 202-337-6797
 

State:              State Bar of Michigan – Legal & Law Related Programs by County

Overview:      Contact information for legal aid, law-related organizations, community services, and dispute resolution programs that offer services in your                          area can be found using the search below.

 

Website:         https://www.michbar.org/public_resources/legalaid

Email:             Submit an online form and they get back to you.

Telephone:     (517) 346-6300 Fax (517) 482-6248

 

Midland:        Midland County, Michigan Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Overview:      The Justia Lawyer Directory is a listing of lawyers, legal aid organizations, and pro bono legal service organizations. Whether you were                                injured, are accused of a crime, or are merely engaging in everyday affairs that affect your legal rights or property, an attorney can help you                        resolve problems or prevent new ones from arising.

 

Website:         https://www.justia.com/lawyers/michigan/midland-county/legal-aid-and-pro-bono-services

Email:             No email address given

Telephone:     Per program. See programs listed.

Please Note: Elizabeth Peace Scott,  is not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the listed sites. She has listed these as a kind favor. Please use at your own descretion and joy. 

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